Let’s Dance and Spin at CMOM

The Children’s Museum looks at the art of spinning in our brand new exhibit, Let’s Dance! Explore our video interactive Dance Portal to learn the different ways we can turn and spin. Spin on Spooner boards, balance on ballet turn boards and design your own fidget spinner that really spins!

Target Free First Friday Night

Come play for FREE at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan during Target Free First Friday Nights – every first Friday of the month.

With five fabulous floors of fun on West 83rd Street, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan is a destination for delight, discovery, and learning! We create experiences at the intersection of the arts, sciences, and humanities to ensure children thrive at home, at school, and in the community. Our hands-on learning environments, programs, and curricula are all produced through an alchemy of fun, research, and museum science.

Collage Collaborations with Alexandria Smith

Little makers and their grownups are invited to work with New York City’s up and coming professional artists! Collage Collaborations is an exhibition and family program series that introduces artists who use collage. In this technique, artists cut, tear and glue different materials to create a whole new image. Each Collage Collaboration introduces a different artist. Explore their unique artistic styles and learn about their processes as you help them create an artwork to go on display at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

Artist Alexandria Smith creates monumental collage installations that use her own visual language and symbols. To create her symbols, Smith uses a variety of printed papers. Together with Alexandria you will use textured and patterned papers to create a shared imaginary world.


Funding for these programs was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Annual Gala 2017

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan will host our annual, adults-only fundraising event celebrating a year’s worth of joyful environments and programs that promote fun and learning here at the Museum and throughout New York City!

Proceeds from this event help fund the programs and services we deliver to 350,000 people each year at the Museum and through outreach programs at schools, libraries, homeless shelters, Head Start centers and hospitals. We look forward to enjoying this celebratory evening with you and other friends of the Museum.

If you are interested in joining the event committee or sponsoring this event, please contact Associate Director of Individual Giving Melissa DeCesare at, or 212-721-1223 x235.